Llorente's brace sees Swansea past Burnley
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 04, 2017,
Mar 04, 2017, 20:19
Swansea picked up three vital points against Burnley with Fernando Llorente scoring twice in a 3-2 win at the Liberty Stadium.
Andre Gray restored parity eight minutes later when he converted a controversial penalty - awarded despite a handball by Burnley forward Sam Vokes rather than Swansea's defence - before firing home his second after the break.
Defender Alfie Mawson was the unlucky individual at first when he headed a free-kick from Gylfi Sigurdsson againt the bar and then struck a shot against the foot of a post as the Clarets were unable to clear.
Fernando Llorente's injury-time victor against Burnley gave Swansea's survival hopes a massive boost.
But Swansea's constant pressure was rewarded as Llorente put them in front with 12 minutes played.
The Clarets had lost the services of goalkeeper Tom Heaton on the eve of the game after he was struck down by illness overnight, meaning a third Premier League start for Paul Robinson.
The winning strike then came in the second minute of added time, again from a ideal cross as Tom Carroll sent a deep cross from the left flank right onto the head of Llorente, who made no mistake in bagging his second of the day.
The home side were not made to wait too long for a goal, however, after Llorente got up well to head home a fantastic Leroy Fer cross.
Carroll nearly won it when his goalbound shot was turned off the line by Mee, but the midfielder soon swung over a cross, with two minutes of injury time on the clock, and there was Llorente to rise superbly and spark wild Swansea celebrations which included a touch-line dash from boss Paul Clement.